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02-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Help!! Need best generic lens hood for FA 50mm f/1.4

I bought the FA 50mm f/1.4 lens lens yesterday. It didn't come with a lens hood and I want one. But I don't want to pay $50 for an original Pentax one.

Adorama and B&H have a huge selection of generic 49mm screw hoods. So many that I don't know which to get.

Any one have this lens and bought a generic hood that worked well?



02-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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I quite like the collapsible rubber ones, which can be quite cheap, and store nice and small on the camera. For Aps-c perhaps you want to think about a 70mm+ equivalent hood for maximum shielding/contrast. If you buy in a store, you have the advantage of being able to test for vignetting too (before laying don the money).
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Why not just print one for free?

Digital lens hoods

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02-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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I picked up a collapsible rubber screw on one from a local supplier for about $5.00 last summer. Works fantastic.

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Let me know what you want. I have a plastic tulip style, and a bunch of the colapsible rubber ones. You can pm me your address and I'll send it to you.
02-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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This is what I use on my FA 50:

Kalt | 49mm Metal Lens Hood | NPMLH49 | B&H Photo Video

At $8.95 and all metal, you can't beat it.
02-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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Collapsable rubber here.

....waaait a minute - that didn't sound right

02-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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if you can find them, heliopan metal hoods, circular rings that don't flare out

02-19-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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I use a Takumar 135mm hood on my 50mm. works well.
02-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #10
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I just use the old Takumar hood that comes with my old takumar lens. since it's 49mm, works pretty much for all my Pentax and Takumar lens.
02-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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Or you could just PRINT it.... for FREE! (Digital lens hoods)

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02-19-2009, 05:43 PM   #12
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02-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #13
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extra long rubber lens hood

I bought an extra-long rubber lens hood from (p/n G0: 3-in-1 lens hood for $5 + shipping). It collapses down 2 position and extend out to 2" - works well also with my FA35. no vidgnetting at full extension. I think it would do better than the typical short lens hood. - Detail
just a note: this lens hood is best for small lens size, for bigger diameter lens, the aspect ratio is not favorable.

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